The Politics of Sanctity in Thirteenth-Century Ferrara

  title={The Politics of Sanctity in Thirteenth-Century Ferrara},
  author={Janine Larmon Peterson},
  pages={307 - 326}
The conferral of sainthood was no light matter in the late Middle Ages. An increasing emphasis on the papacy's right to discern between “authentic” and “false” sanctity meant that while many men and women were locally venerated as saints, few were officially recognized to have formally achieved this pinnacle of holiness. Out of the hundreds of new saints that emerged between 1198 and 1431, only thirty-five individuals were canonized.' Part of the reason for the dearth of holy men and women… 
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